A graduate recruitment expert has told employers
that they could retain levels of employment for those with higher
education qualifications if they maximise the effectiveness of
their spending when looking for new staff.
Anne Benson, director of the careers centre at the University of
East Anglia, said that, to save cutting graduate recruitment levels
during the recession, employers should review their current methods
and identify any ways of reducing costs.
Employers could benefit from the current excess of graduates
looking for jobs by planning recruitment campaigns to manage
responses more easily and to make sure that a swift but effective
process is in place for eliminating unsuitable candidates early
Ms Benson is also the chair of GradEast, which organises an Online
Recruitment Fair for graduates and employers in East Anglia.
Running from June 8th-19th, the fair could also be a cheap way for
employers to reach out to those looking for graduate jobs at the
A recent report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
called on employers to be more ambitious when offering positions to
graduates to help address the "mismatch" between available work and
the skills which university leavers hold.
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